Rory Gallagher was always likely to be in the frame to succeed Jim McGuinness, despite their abrupt parting of the ways. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

“I remember my first year in with the Fermanagh seniors and Tyrone had just annihilated us the previous year in Omagh,” says Rory Gallagher. “They wer(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh has been named to start against Donegal this weekend. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Niall Morgan hasn’t been included in the Tyrone team to take on provincial champions Donegal in Sunday’s Ulster preliminary round clash in Ballybofey.(...)

“I think the Tyrone players do have confidence,” Darren McCurry says. “It’s about gelling as a team and playing well on that particular day. Sometimes we got the rub of the green, sometimes we didn’t.” Photograph: Russell Pritchard Inpho.

Darren McCurry grimaces slightly at the memory. Early March in Ballybofey and Tyrone have just been comprehensively outplayed and Mickey Harte’s disa(...)

Donegal’s Mark McHugh in action against Mayo in the 2013 All-Ireland final. He is the only one in the squad with a winner’s medal who did not experience last year’s final defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Who could blame Mark McHugh for having mixed feelings on the morning of the All-Ireland final last year? After his masterly turn as playmaker and swee(...)

Tyrone U-21 mentor Peter Canavan: There’s no reason to doubt his  sincerity in rejecting the insinuation that the management schooled the players in cynical practices. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So far the GAA’s ‘Respect’ initiative had a thin enough time of it since being launched more than five years ago. Intended to foster “a new approach o(...)

Tyrone under-21 selector Peter Canavan doesn’t coach or condone cynical play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A far more cynical affair is expected when Tyrone face Donegal in the preliminary round of the Ulster football championship on May 17th than what was(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Maher is tackled by Kieran McGeary of Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-13 Tyrone 1-11Cathal McShane’s goal is ultimately what separated the counties in this gripping All-Ireland under-21 football final. It’s t(...)

If Cork can limit their influence, through Aidan Walsh (above), Séamus Harnedy and Mark Ellis in the central area Waterford’s challenge won’t run as smoothly. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Hurling League final Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm – It has been a notable aspect of Waterford’s feisty displays that they rea(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Peter Canavan’s Tyrone won the Ulster under-21 title with a narrow win over Donegal. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Peter Canavan has described criticism of Mickey Harte and Tyrone in recent weeks as “unfair” and says things are not as bleak in the county as has be(...)